Monday, October 7, 2013

The Greatest Letting Go and Holding On (31 Days)

This morning has been unexpectedly sweet and encouraging (especially for a Monday!).

This morning, Luke fell asleep while I was nursing him. He continued to snooze away on my chest with his cold feet tucked under the covers and his warm head snuggled under my chin. After a few minutes, I transferred him to Josh, and they had some sweet moments of cuddling too (watching my hubby snuggle with Luke is so precious!).


Josh had to get ready for school, so Luke continued to sleep on the bed next to me. While I watched him  sleep, I decided to spend some reading the Word. Honestly, reading my Bible has been neglected lately. But, this morning, I pushed aside other things and made time to gather in truth.

I didn't have a specific place of reading in mind, but I thought that Philippians seemed like the place to go. I popped open Philippians 3 and read the chapter. Paul writes about how he has lost things for the sake of knowing Christ, but knowing Him is worth losing it all. And then he writes,

"But I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one things I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead." (Philippians 3:12-13)

I don't think that I landed on those verses by mistake. They were such a sweet reminder of the grandest picture of letting go and holding on.

There are a thousand ways I let go and hold onto things on a daily basis, but this letting go and holding on is the most important.

It is the letting go of what the world qualifies as best (having it all, living for yourself, indulging sin, etc) and holding onto all that Christ offers me (knowing Him, a life full of redemption and grace, a heavenly inheritance, Truth, etc).

How do you let go of all the things the world tells you to value and hold onto all that Christ offers?

{see all the posts from 31 Days of Letting Go and Holding On}


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  1. This is so true, we really must let go of the past and press towards the high calling in Christ Jesus! This is a great reminder! Thank you!

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